University of Wisconsin-Stout
Students from the area are recipients of Chancellor’s Awards in recognition of their academic achievements during the spring term at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie.
The award is presented to students who have grade-point averages of 3.5 or above.
Blue Earth — Michael Ankeny
Le Sueur — Evan Eibs
Mankato — Samantha Bibbs, Anna Distad, Ty Kolb, Katelyn Kruger
Montgomery — Niklas Arguedas, Taylor Jackson
The following area residents graduated in May from the University of Wisconsin-Stout:
Blue Earth — Michael Ankeny, bachelor of science in construction
Eagle Lake — Libby Andrego, bachelor of fine arts in graphic design and interactive media, Emily Onken, education specialist in school psychology
Lafayette — Meridith Hartley, BS, hotel restaurant and tourism
Le Sueur — Emily Eibs, BFA, graphic design and interactive media
New Ulm — Lydia Schoof, BS in dietetics
North Mankato — Derek Doescher, BS in technology education
Wells — Linsey Thisius, BFA in interior design
Rochester Community and Technical College
Area residents are spring semester graduates of Rochester Community and Technical College.
The college’s 103rd commencement ceremony was May 16. Local graduates are:
Blue Earth — Lisa Gauna, associate of applied science, health information technology
Eagle Lake — Marilynn Chatleain, community health worker certificate; Chase Dagan, associate of science degree, law enforcement
Le Center — PenniJo Brenke, AS, web design, honors
Daughters of American Revolution
Local members attended the Daughters of the American Revolution state conference in May at St. Cloud.
Delegates from Minnesota’s 22 DAR chapters elected an 11-member board. Anthony Wayne Chapter member Susan Jirele, of Mankato, will serve as historian.
The Rotary Club of Greater Mankato recently selected its 2019 Speech and Debate scholarship recipients from Mankato schools.
Each student will receive a $300 scholarship.
Recipients include Mankato East High School students Awallei Okuch, Ladna Abader and Alex Sandquist; Mankato West High School students Julia Choe, Tyler Qualley and Sesamae Glackler-Riquelme; and Loyola High School students Brayton Matuska, Sara Gartner and Nic Goebel.
Some of the recipients were presenters during a May 22 forensics luncheon in Mankato. Since 1960, the Rotary Club of Greater Mankato has honored high school students who excel in debate and speech activities.